While it’s not quite as easy compared to Australia, if you find yourself travelling frequently with any of Etihad’s airline partners, or staying in hotels and booking through Rocketmiles, you may build up enough Etihad Guest miles to redeem on a high-value trip.
Avianca’s frequent flyer program LifeMiles is offering a 100-125% bonus on miles purchased, with the bonus increasing the more miles you buy. The current offer represents good value if you missed out on the last promotion in December and have a specific Star Alliance redemption in mind. If not, hold off.
Alaska Airlines is one of the most useful frequent flyer programs for Australians looking to buy points for cheap Business and First Class, with redemption opportunities with Qantas, Cathay Pacific and other airlines all stacking up with significant savings versus buying a paid fare.
Using 54,000 Qantas Points on this flight really is a stellar use of your Qantas balance. We cover how to easily book an award seat, what to expect in the air, and how to choose the best lounges before your flight and the best seats onboard.
Emirates A380 flights are the ones to aim for if you’re looking for comfort, service and amenities, whilst earning or redeeming Qantas Points. Here we sample their Trans-Tasman Business Class service between Auckland and Sydney.
Hilton Honors points are a useful major points currency to consider if you have an affinity for the Hilton Hotels chain. In this guide, we cover status benefits and the best ways to earn and redeem points.
LATAM’s Trans-Tasman service offers good value for paid Business fares on this relatively short international flight, but with long-haul grade cabins. In this overview we look at how how to use points or find good deals for LATAM flights across the Tasman.
oneworld partner LATAM is a good choice for those wanting to travel to South America and who have access to Asia Miles, Avios or AAdvantage miles. In this guide, we outline LATAM’s destinations, key routes, fleet, lounge access and, most importantly, how to search for and book an award using your points.
Canada’s flag carrier may not fly direct to New Zealand, but they do fly from our Australian neighbours in Sydney and Brisbane direct to Vancouver, opening up award space across the Pacific, which is one of the hardest routes to redeem on in the world.